Italian Chicken With Peppers

I could call this recipe chicken alla cacciatora but since I am adding and changing ingredients I will call it Italian chicken with peppers.

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The cooking procedure is the same however, I am adding Marsala instead of wine and red peppers instead of tomatoes, which add a sweet taste and complete the dish.

As a side dish, you can serve baked potatoes or pilaf rice, something that will soak those juices full of flavour.

You can prepare it for a family meal, or for a dinner party as long as you are sitting at the table.

You need knife and fork to remove the flesh from the bone.

I wouldn't serve it at a buffet.

If you are planning a dinner menu, you can serve a soup or minestrone as a starter.

The recipe is very simple and easy to make.

It calls for a whole chicken cut into pieces.

Don't substitute with deboned chicken breast because the bones add flavour to the sauce. 

My favourite piece is chicken thigh as it is juicier than the breast.

That works fine for my family as my husband like breasts.

However, if I had to choose I would make this Italian chicken with pepper using only chicken thighs.

Brown the chicken

Cut the chicken in pieces

As a matter of interest, I always cut my meat over a dedicated meat board as it is more hygienic.

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Italian Chicken with Peppers

Italian Chicken with Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins

Cook Time
40 mins

Total Time
50 mins


I could call this recipe chicken alla cacciatora but since I am adding and changing ingredients I will call it Italian chicken with peppers.

Main Course

Servings: 4
Calories: 549 kcal

  • 1
  • 2
    red peppers
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
    olive oil
  • 1/2
    Marsala wine
    or white wine
  • salt and pepper

  1. Cut the chicken into 6 parts and separate the wings from the breast. Do not use deboned chicken as the bones add flavour to the dish

    Cut the chicken in pieces
  2. Clean and slice the onion and the celery 

    Stir fry onion and celery
  3. stir-fry with olive oil

    Once they are translucent add the chicken
  4. Add the chicken and stir until brown evenly

    Brown the chicken
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of Marsala or white wine and let it evaporate for few minutes

    Add 1/2 cup of Marsala or white vine
  6. Add the peppers cut in long strips and season with salt and pepper.

    Add the pepper cut in long strips
  7. Cover and cook for 40 minutes. Add some parsley or basil for decoration.

    Italian Chicken with Peppers vertical

Recipe Notes

Calories 549 calories per serving
Fat 37 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 5 gr per serving
Proteins 50 gr per serving
Sugar 3 gr per serving
Sodium 245 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.


  8 comments for “Italian Chicken With Peppers

  1. 17th February 2018 at 9:31 am

    I love dishes like this so simple and so many great flavours… I’ve been on the hunt for marsala wine here for years and have always come up empty 🙁

    • Laura
      18th February 2018 at 5:02 am

      Oh, I had the same problem when living in Norway and any wine was so expensive there. I love cooking with alcohol.

  2. 17th February 2018 at 12:22 pm

    That Italian chicken looks scrumptious Laura, when I have guests I like to make recipes that don’t keep me away from my guests for too long so this dish would be perfect. I love to use Marsala in my sauces for a different flavor!

    • Laura
      18th February 2018 at 4:58 am

      yes, that is exactly what I like on this recipes. You can make it ahead of time

  3. 17th February 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I love chicken thighs too and use them regularly over breast so I’ll be trying this dish out. Love the peppers and celery – delicious!

    • Laura
      18th February 2018 at 4:57 am

      Amanda, we are both chicken thighs fan

  4. Beth
    22nd February 2018 at 5:27 pm

    This chicken looks so easy and delicious! And colorful! We love red peppers! I’m definitely giving this a try!

    • Laura
      23rd February 2018 at 9:26 am

      With the peppers from your garden, you will make this dish superb

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